I have enjoyed the PACE group and the friendships I have made along the way. They have meant a lot to me and it really surprised me that this late in life, you can make those close friendships.
I really do love the process and how we all challenge and inspire one another, we encourage and motivate, and my favourite - we are continuous laughing, and having fun... I think that is pretty darn
special. So thanks, Rene!
- Alana Jordan
I have had the pleasure of working with Rene since 2003 when I first signed on as a client for personal training. Our initial meeting has blossomed into my journey of learning to ride a road bike, snowshoe, run, spin, train for a triathlon, build strength & tackle plyometrics (fancy word of jumping as high as you can tons of times!) For me, reaching my fitness goals has been possible by working with Rene and fortunately for me I have made a true friend.
The beauty of working with Rene (and PACE) is that you begin to embrace the PACE motto: Positive Attitude Creates Everything….. you build your physical endurance from a positive frame of mind. This PACE motto rings clear in the clinics and when working with Rene (and her team) you experience first hand how a positive attitude builds your stamina and skills.
Rene is unique in that she blends being a gifted athlete with great leadership skills: she has a positive vision and helps you create one for yourself, offers practical ideas that make your goals achievable, she listens and is knowledgable, enthusiastic and supportive. She inspires you to work hard and she helps you to believe in yourself. For me the most wonderful things about working with Rene and PACE is that I’ve had fun, been challenged, met great people, felt support, and now feel stronger (inside and out)!
Often attaining fitness and wellbeing is challenging. I have found that working with Rene has made fitness more pleasant! She is always smiling and encouraging.
Take a PACE clinic, meet Rene and her leadership team, you will have the most positive experience!
Thanks Rene! I couldn't have done it without your awesome coaching. Those Sunday "suck it up" runs definitely served their purpose and then some for this day!
- Natasha Lunt
Thanks for the great clinic Rene. Your instruction and motivation are heartfelt. You are amazing how you can reach everyone with all our little quirks and needs. I personally felt many small improvements in strength, endurance and look forward now to more trails. The confidence is coming!!
- Jan Taylor
Haven't met anybody quite look you Rene. Even though we only got to run together a couple of times it is pretty easy to tell that you are one of those special people that you only can hope you are lucky enough to cross paths with in a lifetime.
- Greg Lehmann
Thank you so much for the excellent training program, support and motivation you provided on this journey!
- Daryl Spencer after Chuckanut 50km
I so enjoyed the group at PACE, your leadership skills and personality are outstanding.
- Monique Watson
A belated thank you for another excellent clinic - your recent clinics have helped me loads in building my level of fitness. I've been re-visiting some of your routes to keep up with running - I had fun with Paul's Tomb the other night.
- Erica Triggs
I have been a member of the PACE “family” since spring of 2008. An avid “recreator”, joining PACE enabled me to explore my love of fitness with an amazing group and inspirational leadership under Rene. With a fun approach to solid fitness programs, PACE ensures that you stay safe while challenging your fitness goals. Personal engagement, written reference materials and knowledgeable group leaders ensure your PACE experience is unique and rewarding, generating lots of smiles and new friends. I love the inclusive atmosphere and positive energy that PACE brings to my fitness!
I have had the pleasure of participating in pace sports fitness trail running and snowshoe clinics. These clinics proved to be both fun and challenging. Rene has a vast amount of running and fitness knowledge. Her expertise combined with her energy and sense of humor took my training and fitness to the next level. I consistently felt challenged and supported to reach my fitness goals and the bonus was meeting great people, having a lot of laughs and experiencing some breathtaking terrain!
Thanks for opening my eyes to the wonderful world of trail running! I have nothing but good things to say about the clinic, the people, and the race day Saturday....it was an awesome experience! I have told everyone I know about trail running - and I can only hope I inspire them to try it out. I will definitely sign up for the next clinic and look forward to running more trails with all the fun people from PACE :)
- Dani Taillon
Just wanted to send you a little note and let you know how greatful I am to have found PACE. As you know I am fairly new to Kelowna and don't know many people here yet; and even though I know I am paying for your expertise, direction and all the hard work and thought fullness that you put into our workouts and to just be part of the group (worth every penny) I do feel a bit like I have some friends in PACE.
I really appreciate your positive encouraging vibe. I just know that life can be a challenge and its nice to have some bright people in one's life. Joining PACE has made a big difference in my life (I know it's just 2 days of running once a week but it has). Just wanted to let you know that you and what you have going with PACE is awesome and life is too short not to celebrate and share Awesomeness!!!
- Melissa McCall
You are the GREATEST coach ever! Without your coaching and support there is no way that I could do what I’m doing today. I know that it’s me putting the effort in and doing the runs etc, but I would never have been able to do it without you. You have no idea how much I appreciate you and am grateful for being a part of P.A.C.E.
- Stephanie Swaisland
Many thanks for all the great workouts during the past several weeks. I looked forward to each Monday night no matter how bad I beat myself up on the weekends and always felt better afterwards. I feel stronger because of your guidance and motivation and I am certain that I will notice a positive difference in the year to come.
- Daryl Spencer
Thanks so much for putting on such a great clinic; Kyle and I both really enjoyed getting out with the group, and learned many things along the way from you and Trent!!
- Julie Watson
I just wanted to say thank you for everything! I couldn't have done it without your clinic and more specifically - your leadership, guidance, knowledge, support and encouragement. Trail running is something I have been wanting to do for awhile so this entire experience has meant a lot to me. I am excited for the next chapter with Pace and the adventures that it will open up!
i have to tell you that your newsletters are just the right amount of inspiration, knowledge and encouragement! THANK THANK THANK YOU for taking the time to put these together and add all the LITTLE (but can be so big) quotes and sayings to mull over! i am always re inspired to get out there after reading them!
- Natasha Wood
Thanks for the knowledge and expertise you provide. All of the leaders seem to have a great knack for getting to know each athlete and pushing us, or having us back off when needed. I don't think our ongoing journeys would be nearly as great without you by our sides!
- Wendy Jaenicke
I was thinking about you on the last jog that I went out on with Jenn and I can't believe how far I have come since I first started. I am so much stronger and have much better endurance, i kept thinking that I had to let you know. I know I still have a long way to go before I am ready for this half marathon I do feel like I am making progress.
What an awesome time! Thank you so much for your encouragement and positive attitude!
I think you're an excellent coach and inspiration. Glad I hooked up with your group.
- Nancy Blow